2016 was an amazing year for FITnancials and going full-time on my blog drastically changed my pageviews. I went full-time in November, and as you can see in 2 months, I’ve doubled my pageviews exceeding over 60,000.
I’ve been blogging for awhile, but never took it seriously until November of 2016. Blogging was a hobby of mine and I usually only spent a couple hours a week on my blog. I quit my full-time job and decided to go full-time on FITnancials, and I’ve never been happier.
As a blogger, the learning never stops. Social media is constantly changing and it’s one of the more frustrating jobs I’ve had, but it’s a job I would never give up. I am my own boss at 23, get to travel and see my family whenever I want. I’ve been to 5 continents and counting and have been able to work anywhere in the world. The amount of money I make is constantly increasing and I don’t have to wait for that 1x per year to get my raise.
At the very bottom, I’ve included actual proof of my pageviews from Google Analytics.
I have big news as you can see from the title – I have officially made the leap and decided to start blogging full time. As of October 28th, I will officially call myself a Blogger. I am ready to tackle what will most likely be 50+ hours of work a week, and possibly more. There is always going to be work that needs to be done and I cannot wait to take on the challenge.
I have been wanting to treat my blog as a full-time job for as long as I can remember. With college, numerous jobs, and side hustles, I never had time to treat blogging as a REAL job. I was basically treating it as a hobby, something to do in my free time when I wanted to vent or help others. Only until recently have I discovered how much potential my blog has and how much potential I have as a writer.
*Update, I’m back in school after my time abroad!*
I’m not ashamed to say I have no clue what I want to do for the rest of my life. I truly wish there wasn’t such an incredible amount of pressure to immediately enroll into college after high school. How is an 18-year-old supposed to know how they want to spend the rest of their life when they were just previously only worrying about which movie to see on Saturday night?
“What colleges have you applied for?” “How many schools did you get into to?” “Why aren’t you in college yet?”
The social stigma of NOT being enrolled in school was 90% of the reason I enrolled in school in the first place. My thoughts on college were like this: Everyone my age is in college right now, so I can’t be the odd ball out and come off as a “loser.”
I kept getting asked, “What college are you going to? What’s your major?” I gave in and decided to enroll in school even though I had no idea what I wanted to do. The passion was NOT there whatsoever. 2 years later, I was still going to college with no f***ing clue and my mind was more scattered than ever.
Blogging has allowed me to work at home full time and travel the world.
“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
Say that above quote out loud and realize it’s true.
If you want to travel, you’ll find a way and make it work. You might not get to stay in a 5-star suite, but is that really what travel is about? To me, traveling is about experiencing the ins and outs of the country, getting to learn about the culture, taste the foods, and more.
I have received many questions regardingmy au pair experience and how I found a family. Below are all of the questions that I wish someone had laid out for me, so here you go!